Jack Rakove

Jack Rakove

Jack Rakove teaches history and political science at Stanford University. He is the author of six books on early American history. He won a Pulitzer prize in 1997 for his book Original Meanings

Interviews where books by Jack Rakove were recommended

The Best Fourth of July Books, recommended by Gordon S. Wood

On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. In its assertion that all men are created equal, the declaration was a milestone in the journey towards the more democratic world we have today. But it was still a product of the 18th century colonial society that created it. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood talks us through five books, including his own, for understanding the history we celebrate on the Fourth of July.

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